Ontario poet and visual artist, Chris Turnbull, inscribes language into and on to objects, into the world around outside her rural home.
Here, a few photographs and comment-fragments about her process with poems from THOT-J-BAP:
Chris invited me to read the entire Nous-Zot chapbook into an audio file, which Chris says “over time it will ‘replace’ the birch bark pieces, because they’ll erode and the text will change or the birch will drift in the cube.
Eventually, there’ll just be birch bark again, but your voice will be there in the qr-code format.”
Chris Turnbull’s work with THOT-J-BAP will be installed at the end of September 2016 at 4elementslivingarts.org
For more information about the Elements festival, please visit: http://4elementslivingarts.org/workshops-and-classes/2092/
More about the poetic and visual arts practice of Canadian poet Christ Turnbull:
- http://jacket2.org/commentary/chris-turnbull%E2%80%99s-endless-directions – a piece by rob mclennan on chris turnbull’s work with materials, poets, and the environment
- http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/features/visual-art/vispo-by-chris-turnbull.html – three pieces by Chris